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Clearing the Winter Pileup: A Quick Surface Reset

This is the time of year where I realize I have a layer of extra things in our home.  I think it’s natural to have a little stuff build up. Like an animal gearing up for hibernation or the plain truth that most of us are inside our homes more this winter than ever, many of us have extra stuff at our fingertips.  But our surfaces can bear...

3 Simple Steps to Add a Touch of Spring Today

February is my least favorite month.  I always get a little depressed with all the browns and empty trees and early sunsets and this month we’ve had rain forever which does not help.  It’s the perfect time for me to add a touch of spring to our home to help offset the doldrums.  Adding spring to your home doesn’t have to mean a...

The Cozy Minimal {List} :: Weekend Links #94

I’m so grateful for all the many, many responses I received about bringing back the weekend links post. We had lots of suggestions from sending it weekly to monthly so I’m just going to see how much inspiration I can find and see if we can settle into a rhythm over the next few months. Thanks so much for your thoughts!  Let’s get to it! ...

You Won’t Believe These Before and Afters

We’re finishing up our winter semester in the Cozy Minimalist Community and once again I’m in AWE of the incredible before and after photos from members and I thought you’d enjoy seeing them, too, along with a little quote about their experience. Tami’s Bathroom Renovation: Allison’s family room before and after: ...

My Spice Drawer Used to be Stressful: NO MORE!

In August Kendra, The Lazy Genius, and I had a chat and she offered to help me “Lazy Genius”  my overwhelming, neglected home to do list. She suggested I start with a big win and I knew immediately what was bothering me daily that I couldn’t wait to change.  MY SPICE DRAWER.  I know it doesn’t sound life changing, but I like to cook, and...

What’s Important Now?

Over the years as I’ve moved away from being a stuff manager into a Cozy Minimalist, I realized one of the biggest mistakes I used to make was incorporating a ton of small items into my home, especially on surfaces and walls. Here’s a great example of my stuff manager ways.  This is our family room ten years ago. I still have the...

Five, $5 Home Items I Don’t Want to Live Without

There are a few inexpensive items I always have around the house as part of my Cozy Minimalist/Imperfectionist House Person Tool Box and I thought you might like to see what they are. You probably already use some of these items, but maybe you’ll be inspired to change things up. Upholstery Tacks.  Have you ever had something to...

The Cozy Minimal {List} :: Weekend Links #93

Trend forecasts are fun to read and I especially perk up when color specialist Maria Killam writes her trend forecast every year. Emily A. Clark shares five favorite decor changes she made in 2020.  Mediana from @grillodesigns and ultimate encourager for renters shared how her wallpapered floor held up for over two years! It...

The Best Part of Setting Goals for Your 2021 Home :: The We Did It List

Tis the season for goal making and I admit, I LOOVE it!  I’m all about setting goals, and my favorite category to think about goal setting is of course, our home.  And, my favorite part of creating goals for the new year is always looking back through the past year and writing down all the things we’ve accomplished in our house.  ...

Three Must Have Resources for Your New Year

Every year Chad and I talk about our goals together and my favorite part is when we talk about goals we have for updating and caring for our home and property.   I also enjoy getting to think back through the year and writing down all the changes we made to our home. It’s such a fun practice, if you’ve never done it, grab a sheet of paper and...

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